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AS FAMILIES HIT THE WATER THIS SUMMER…SAFE ELECTRICITY IS WARNING ABOUT A HIDDEN DANGER.
 
MANY PEOPLE AREN’T AWARE OF THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DROWNING SAYS PROGRAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MOLLY HALL…BUT IT DOES HAPPEN AS PEOPLE UNKNOWINGLY SWIM INTO ENERGIZED WATER.
 
 
HALL SAYS IF YOU END UP IN WATER AND FEEL A SORT OF TINGLING ON YOUR BODY OR PULSATING IN THE WATER, YOU SHOULD TRY TO SWIM AWAY FROM THE ENERGY SOURCE AND TOWARDS SHORE. ONLOOKERS SHOULDN’T ENTER THE WATER SINCE THEY COULD BE SHOCKED TOO. THEY SHOULD INSTEAD TRY TO FIND THE POWER SOURCE AND SHUT IT OFF.
 
ELECTRIC SHOCK DROWNING OCCURS WHEN ELECTRICITY LEAKS FROM A DOCK OR A BOAT PLUGGED INTO SHORE POWER. PROGRAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MOLLY HALL SAYS IF YOU ARE SWIMMING NEAR A DOCK AND STARTING FEELING A TINGLING SENSATION, YOU SHOULD TRY AND SWIM AWAY FROM THE ENERGY SOURCE.
 
 
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN TROUBLE IN THE WATER, DON’T GO IN YOURSELF. INSTEAD TRY TO FIND THE POWER SOURCE AND SHUT IT OFF.

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